Venezuela's Conviasa blacklisted by the European Commission
The decision made on Thursday by the European Commission was based on the unanimous ruling of the Air Safety Committee, comprised by 27 EU member states, Croatia, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
The new list, comprising 287 airlines, replaces the one enforced last April 2012, EFE cited. No further details were provided about the causes for the inclusion of the Venezuelan airline into the blacklist.
The commission's decision was based on the unanimous ruling of the Air Safety Committee, comprised by representatives from the 27 European Union member States, Croatia, Norway, Island, Switzerland, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
A simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.